Prayer Space Day
Today was a day of peaceful reflection in our Learning Zone, which was transformed for the day into a Prayer Space.
The children were split into small groups, and each group had the opportunity to spend an hour in the Prayer Space, to explore the activities and spaces within the room, and to spend the time in peaceful reflection. There were opportunities to ask questions about God, to think about others, to say a prayer for someone and to reflect on those less fortunate than us. More than anything it was a time to give the children some space to be and think for themselves without the pressures of normal school life.
It was wonderful to observe the children taking their time to explore and to think about themselves, their families and friends, and those further away. The children were all very positive about the experience and one even declared it was 'the best hour we have had in school!'
In such a busy, noisy world, and an active school, sometimes our children need permission to take time to be at peace with themselves; and this project showed that it was certainly worthwhile.
See the pictures below to get a flavour of some of what was going on.
Many thanks to Cathy Dyson, Chris Cassady and Sue Bamber for giving up their day to make this happen. It was a special experience for the children, and one we hope we can repeat.